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Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this could only happen in california. >> in the golden state, gas gold. the rush is on to fill up at a los angeles-area station where the price is only $4.55 a gallon for regular. that looks reasonable to drivers who say many stations charging $5 a >> $10 in gas isn't even going to give me a quarter of a tank. it's really out of control. >> reporter: aaa reports the average high is $4.61. a record high $4.61, it's well above that in many metropolitan areas and in some stations far above that. >> i got gas yesterday at $4.69 d i got gas yesterday at $4.69, and today i saw this at $5.69. 9.said no, i'm not going to get get f rep
Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of an unusual problem. a row of seats came loose from the floor in flight. and as cbs5 explains that several jets were grounded for inspections. >> that's right. it's a terrifying thing that happened in three days on the american airlines flights. just the latest for the airline under fire over a host of labor issues. >> that's right. an unusual one for you. >>> a bizarre breakdown for you on board flight 685 on saturday. >> fasten your seats. it came loose out of the floors. the passengers, they are unable to sit in that seat. >> reporter: you heard that right. a row of three seats that suddenly unbolted on the floor of the plane. >> we don't know what kind of turbulence that you have as the seat will be loose. we don't want that to fly around behind us. >> reporter: the plane was bound from miami to boston, but the pilots were forced to turn the aircrafts around for an emergency landing in new york. but that wasn't the end. it happened again today. seats on a new york to miami plane came loose this time, forcing another emergency landing. and in a statement, the americans said that the int
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the price of gas in california set another all-time high overnight. the state average at $4.66 cents a gallon breaking the old record set just yesterday. the national average now a full 85 cents less. with more on why this rise continues and what happens next, here's john blackstone. >> reporter: for california drivers sunday brought yet another jump in gas prices. the statewide average up a nickel overnight to almost $4.66 a gallon. it has happened every day for the past week. >> i can't pay all these big prices. >> reporter: drivers say they've never seen anything like it. and jeffrey spring of aaa says they're right. >> in a week it's gone up about 52 cents that is unprecedented. >> reporter: in parts's due to california's efforts to protect its spectacular natural environment. air pollution regulations require special summer and winter gasoline blends in the state. refineries are making that seasonal switch now. but that reduces supply which was already tight after a fire in augu
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
since 2006. but as cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us now, today's game isn't the only thing that has as fans mighty happy. >> let's go, oakland! >> reporter: we're told it's the day to be an a. >> let's go, oakland! >> reporter: hours before the game, dedicated as fans set up tents and fired up the grill. for the love of the as, and the game. >> we love our as with a passion. >> reporter: the as could stay in oakland for a few more years. >> the commission currently is -- we put a proposal on the table. four, five extra years. we're excited. >> reporter: he says the extended stay will give the city time to plan on a long- term solution of building a new stadium. >> it's about time oakland tries to keep the oakland as in oakland. >> reporter: there were rumors that the as were headed to the south bay. i spoke with fans about the potential long distance relationship and they were nothing short of honest. would you go to a game in san jose? >> uhm....... probably not. just because i like to party a little bit and i wouldn't want to do the driving and drinking. >> they should be able to
Oct 6, 2012 1:35am PDT
.49 per gallon. overnight the price spiked $0.17. now the government may take action. cbs5 reporter sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease the pain at the pump, sharon? >> reporter: well liz here at this gas station as you can see here, they are high. more than $5 in other locations. it's no mistake, $5.39 a gallon for regular are unleaded at this cupertino station. >> i think it's robbery. >> reporter: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san francisco. nowhere near the national average of $3.want. it cost casey nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is tough and, you know it is shocking to see it go up so much while other states are not quite nearly as much. >> reporter: gas soared $0.66 in four days at this north hollywood station and their owner is paying $20,000 more to refill his 8,000 gallon tank. >> it's killing everybody. i mean it's going to kill the business. >> reporter: some stations around the state ran out of gas and shut down. the price spikes cau
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
hall and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is there with details. >> reporter: before that hearing, some supporters of mirkarimi met on the steps of city hall saying reinstate ross now and his wife is expected to join them and will be at her husband's side during the hearing. many believe his dispute with his wife doesn't affect his ability to do his job. many domestic violence victims advocates say there is a big conflict of interest here. somebody on probation for domestic violence should not be leading the sheriff's department. the case has played out for months at city hall and today, we should know whether or not mirkarimi will keep his job. he was suspended without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment. his wife was bruised by the sheriff during an argument. mayor lee says he is not fit for office and tried to remove him. he testified before an etician commission that determined the sheriff was guilty of official misconduct. today at 2:00 the board of supervisors will meet and will hear from the ethics commission, from the mayor, from mirkarimi's lawyer and fr
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> you are watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> i don't see it going down soon. >> the latest increase and why the governor is getting involved to hold the line on gas prices. >> tweets of half a millian people. >> a family turns to social media to solve their mother's murder. >> integrating the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. >>> for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. >>> the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> california gasoline now more expensive than hawaii. prices jumping 17 cents overnight. the cheapest time of the day to fill up. >>> a california man dies overseas and triggers an international health scare. how it all traces back to the bay area. >> brace yourselves for gridlock this weekend. how some people are making money off all the traffic. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. breaking news. police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash. it happened a little after 8:00 tonight and police say a car hit a man walking on southbound highway 87 just north of highway 82. the victim may have been on a skate board. he died at the scene. officers are looking for the driver who hit him. right now, three right lanes are closed. we don't know when they'll reopen. >>> talk about sticker shock, gasoline prices have never been higher. we are paying an average of $4.49 a gallon. goeff night, the price spiked 17 cents. more in some places. now, the government may step in and take action. cbs 5 reporter, s
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the teacher was arrested on a charge that if proven could have ended his career. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran on the investigation that now ends with his death. [ crying ] >> my son's life... [ crying ] >> reporter: it's the second wave of shock for students, parents and teachers at albany middle school. >> we loved james. he has been part of our family. we're very active in sports. he's a great man. we just love him. it's a big loss for everybody. [ crying ] >> reporter: dozens gathered around this memorial mourning the death of 6th grade teacher james izumizaki. people in the crowd were holding each other in tearful moments. the alameda county sheriff says he was found dead in a car yesterday of an apparent suicide. investigators are reviewing a note he left behind and plan an autopsy today or tomorrow. >> it's just mind-boggling that this had to come to this. and it's a shame, i guess. he just -- i guess he just thought he was going to lose all the stuff that he was doing. >> reporter: it was only last wednesday these parents were dealing with the news izumizaki was arrested on suspicion o
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
what happens tonight could decide what happens on november 6. joining me now is cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman. i know you participated in a lot of these debates, coached people what would be your advice to mitt romney to give him the edge? >> reporter: it wouldn't be learn to do do zingers, people don't feel he is authentic. you can't teach people to do something that's unnatural. he has never been a mean- spirited person on the campaign, doesn't tell jokes well. trying to do those things would not be natural. his best chance tonight i think is to just be himself and try and connect with voters as a human being. he did that briefly in his convention speech. if did he that tonight i think people would give him credit for just being a real person. the president, on the other hand, just needs to continue do what he is doing with is low drama obama, low pressure. even if he hasn't won on points he would be perceived the winner because he would seem to be presidential and not off his game. >> reporter: there hasn't been a lot of talk about it, six segments on domestic policy, giving them
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> start eyeing the sign. somebody alert the presidential debate moderator. gasoline prices jumping in the blink of an eye. >> a showdown over free speech and civic order ends in disorder. what's next after another wild night at oakland city hall. and on the eve of obama, romney, round one. which candidates can claim the highest television rattings and which vp candidate gets honorable mention? i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. there has been a huge spike in the gas pump and it happened overnight. kit doe on the reasons why gas stations are pushing a 10 to 30- cent jump. fill her up, kit. >> reporter: dana, in a simple supply, demand economics. a number of refineries shut down for a various number of reasons. one of which is the heat. >> the record heat that has been sweeping was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile refinery shut down yesterday after the facility lost power. says the heat caused a transformer at a nearby substation to malfunction. combine that
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> president obama back in the bay area. how he is appealing to donors tonight in san francisco as his poll numbers show his lead is slipping. >>> the south bay workers most in need of a higher minimum wage. blocking chances at a small raise. >> not really cool, huh? >> gasoline prices calls for a federal investigation. what the experts say is working against our chances for relief at the pump. good everyoning, i'm dana king. >> we start with campaign 2012. president obama just wrapping up a brief bay area fund raising swing. he had already made a million by the time he got there at a small event across town. after that, he headed for a $20,000 a plate dinner party with 100 supporters followed by a concert for 6,000 more featuring musicians, john legend, and michael franty. it was the president who stole the show as he made his pitch for four more years. >> we are here because we have some work to do. we are here because we have an election to win. we are here because everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012.
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl at chipotle. president obama visited hoover dam. when they arrive at the univ
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a listen. >> i'm all ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference.
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
. firefighters are still on the scene of a duplex fire which started nearly 6 hours ago. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is there and anne, we understand this was a pretty complicated fire for the crews to fight. right? >> reporter: it was challenging because the homes are so close together here on bienvenue avenue in berkeley. they did just reopen the avenue so that's some good news but firefighters still on scene watching for any flare-ups this morning. the fire started just after midnight and check out these pictures posted online overnight on the daily cal website showing how intense that fire became. five people were living in a duplex. they all got out safely including a woman in a wheelchair who had to be helped out by police. four homes surrounding this one were also evacuated as a precaution. those people have been allowed back in except for the family of five that is homeless this morning. firefighters in the meantime are evaluating the damage. >> during the firefight, there was a collapse of the roof and second floor which resulted in us backing out of the building and fighting the fi
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
'll be looking at on cbs "this morning saturday." the surprising jobs number is putting a whole new dynamic to the presidential race. >> abu hamza al masri a long sought terror suspect has been extradited to the u.s. he'll stand trial in civilian court. >> texas cheerleaders display bible verses on the football field, bringing a new glare of controversy under the friday night lights. >> returning marine surprises his kid brother for an emotional reunion with a very happy ending. all that and so much more on cbs "this morning," saturday, october 6, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to the weekend. nice to be with you. >> we're here again. back again. >> one more time. we have breaking news a verdict in the trial of pope benedict's butler. we begin this morning with the race for the white house. and the abrupt turn brought on by the latest jobs numbers. the labor department said friday the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in september. that's the first time it's fallen below 8% since just after president obama took office in 2009. it's a bit of a relief for the president who is tryin
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the dfeadful string is broken. for the first time in 44 months the unemployment rate has fallen falow 8%. the latest jobs numbers from the babor department were surprisingly strong. .hey show the unemployment rate was 7.8% in september. that is down three tenths of a point from august. the economy created 114,000 jobs and the labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for the previous two months. it now says 181,000 jobs were created in july and 142,000 in august. a total of 86,000 more than first reported. we asked anthony mason to tell us what's behind these improved numbers. >> reporter: in circle pines, minnesota, where delkor systems makes food package magazines, c.e.o. dale anderson has hired 40 people this year and now has 160 employees. >> i think the economy has really -- it's picking up. >> reporter: ryan is one of these new workers. after leaving his job in construction, he retrained to become a machinist. d i chose manufacturing for the reasons that,
Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
10/6/12 >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> a murder mystery in the east bay. a woman is found dead in her home. a family in grief wants answers. >> a thunder weekend in the bay area. the traffic problems and what we can expect tomorrow. >> a new day, a new record. the cause and when a drop in prices could be coming. >> good evening. friends and family spent the night remembering a family found dead in her home. a neighbor found her body around 10:45 last night. with reaction from her family. >> friends and family members are gathered outside of the house where 55-year-old was found dead last night. and this is a close nit neighborhood where residents have blocked parties. they have lived here more than 30 years. at this point police do not know a motive and not made any arrest. this is what we do know. her husband says she was supposed to pick him up last night. he called and called and got in touch with the neighbor and asked her to check on his wife. the neighbor found susie in the front of the house dead. >> she was lying in the front of the house. there w
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, cbs-5. >> cooling centers were set up across the bay area today and for those of you who can't get your homes to cool off, a few are still open. we have put a complete list on our website. you can also find the pinpoint forecast for your city. >>> a bay area woman supposedly died peacefully in her sleep, but 86-year-old yolanda membrano's family says it's not true. her body was found yesterday at a school just a few blocks away from the assisted living facility in concord. membrano was an alzheimer's patient with a history of trying to escape from the home. her family tells us they never knew anything about her wandering away and now, they are demanding the truth. >> then we find out from the coroner, this isn't the first time she left the facility. why was the alarm not on the front door? how long was she out there? it was 100 in concord yesterday. why weren't we told the truth. was he hiding? >> her body was found nearly three hours after she was reported missing. the coroner's office believes that the heat could have been a factor. >>> an east bay mayor insists he is not backing
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> i always thought they were, you know, roaming free. that's why i chose to buy them. >> chickens look pretty happy. and bay area customers pay a premium for their eggs because of it. why a new lawsuit is claiming they're being duped. >>> an usual one for you. >> that's not what you wanna hear 30,000 feet in the area. the airline where the seats are coming loose. >>> a clothing store that has become a worldwide phenomenon. we have a sneak peek. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. hot, hot, hot. but now that it's after 11:00, the temperatures are slowly coming down. this is a live look at downtown san francisco where it got up to 91 degrees today. right now it's still in the 70's. it's beautiful outside. but it's so hot and try that in oakland, extreme fire danger signs have gone up in the hills. meteorologist paul deanno is in our weather center now. paul? >>> that 91 degrees in san francisco and also oakland, the hottest day of the year. i told you it was coming and told we got it. san francisco, 91.
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
for classifying the young man as the lethal threat. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in oakland now where the police department just wrapped up a press conference regarding violence in the city just a little bit ago. cate. >> reporter: frank, while the chief addressed a number of issues in this conference including the uptick in crime, as well as ways to fight it, we wanted to know what the chief had to say about the most recent federal monitor report that came out. here's what he had to say. >> all working to move in the same direction, which is full compliance with something we started 10 years ago. it's not been easy. it's been challenging. but there's no one here that's ducking from the responsibility. we all want the same thing. the. >> judge wants the same thing. i want the same thing. i want our officers to follow constitutional policing. >> reporter: the chief added that the department hasn't had enough time to fully review the report and admitted the department has room for growth. he was joined by people in the community including mayor quan. officers at the meeting highlighted
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
10/7/12 >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> a wild weekend of events in the bay area from street fairs to street week and sporting events. it's drawing to a close but not over yet. good evening. let's start with a look at the roads at this hour. joins us from the traffic center. yesterday pretty light. >> yesterday was light you are exactly right. and today we're starting to see convest goes out there. live conditions from chopper 5. we are hearing reports of southbound embarcadero slow. and as the events wrap up for today, we had a lot of people, a lot of foot traffic. seems like they paid attention and most people used mass transit. but again bart saw an increase this rider ship. kind of give you an overview of what else is happening. if you are working your way, delays and the right lane remains closed. lower deck of the bay bridge starting to see congestion. extra volume out of san francisco across the lower deck in towards the east. most of the conditions around treasure island. yellow and red here on our sensors. you are going to see delays on he
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> they just decked the bride. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today president obama wraps up a two day west coast fundraising trip his last one out west of the campaign. in virginia today mitt romney delivers what aides are calling a major foreign policy address. paying particular attention to issues in the middle east. we go to washington for more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. mitt romney will continue -- contrast his foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this is amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away fr
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the vehicle. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> also tonight, president obama back in the bay area for a pair of san francisco fundraisers. he is hoping a big haul could put a lid on his republican rival's big post-debate bounce, a bounce that just catapulted mitt romney into the lead in at least one national poll. grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the president is examples here at the bill graham in a couple of hours to raise money and to rally his base and if that new national poll that you're talking about is any indication, he really does need to rally the voters because it looks like he is slipping among likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. and part of the reason why he made a huge increase in two key demographics including women. the president had an 18-point lead before the debate. no
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
? >> cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says a lot of it can be blamed on consumer behavior. >>> reporter: why is it gas surprises shoot up overnight and take forever to come down? according to economists it could be your fault. when gas prices are going up consumers are more willing to drive the extra mile to save a buck. ha. $4.85. so you may drive by, say, $4.85 in hopes of finding something cheaper a few blocks away. by comparison, $4.75 may seem like a steal. it's something station owners are well aware of. while they must raise prices to keep up with skyrocketing wholesale costs they try to stay competitive out of fear you'll just drive by but as prices begin to level off comparison shopping all but stops and suddenly gas stations don't have to be as competitive. an ohio state study on the price comparison app gasbuddy found a 10-cent a week increase at the pump led to a 40% increase in comparison shopping. but as soon as prices even began to level off, that 40% almost immediately disappeared. you see, instead of comparing stations to each other, when prices start to d
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
a firefighter. three-alarm fire. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran was the first reporter on the scene and spoke with the homeowner about some daring rescue attempts. she joins us now with the latest. >> reporter: i spoke with the two people in the house. it was a father and son. and thank goodness the smoke alarms went off. they had a second security system that called them and asked them if they were okay so they were well prepared for this fire. you want to look at this damage now. the call came in around 3:15 this morning as a brush fire and half the house was in flames when firefighters got here on scene. they say the flames were up to 30 feet high. vallejo fire department had to call in extra support from american canyon, fairfield and cordelia. because of that, they were able to tackle it quickly and able to fight it offensively meaning go inside the house and because of that, they were able to salvage some of the valuables inside. now, as it stands, firefighters were in there. you can see them they're all on the second floor. what they are doing now is looking for hotspots to make sure i
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
that killed osama bin laden is set to air two days before the presidential election. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 5, 2012. "cbs morning ne good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is changing his tune about those controversial remarks concerning 47% of americans. last may speaking at a florida fundraiser romney said 47% of americans paid no federal income taxes and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney working to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back o
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> good evening. the wild weekend of events in the bay area is wrapping up fleet week and america's cup are now finished but there's still quite a crowd. it's day 2 for the giants hosting second game of the playoffs. live at at&t park in the middle of all the action, linda. >> reporter: nothing like hearing the roar of a crowd inside a baseball stadium in post season play. they are at it already. a few minutes away from the first pitch. this is a game that's going to be catching a really crazy day in san francisco. >>> from a parade celebrating heritage day. to the castro street fair celebrating everything. there was no shortage of things to do for wild weekend day 2 in san francisco. >>> america's cup racing continues in the bay waters. the blue angels in the sky. >>> and bluegrass in the park. >>> and while 49er red rained at the park. >>> then last but not least, orange october at at&t park as giant's fans fill the stadium and hope their boys slam it to that other red team in town. >> just a crazy day. crazy weeke
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, october 8th, 2012. welcome to cbs this morning. with just a month to go until election day, a new poll shows the presidential race is tied. >>> could ambassador chris stevens murder been prevented? his former security chief talks only to cbs news. >>> california gas prices continue to soar. plus a simple switch your phone company won't do to prevent theft. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to win florida. we're going to take back the white house. >> mitt romney rides new momentum into the swing states. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to h
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells the denver post he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first t
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of people and that's the main thing we're doing. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cb this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 3ith just 33 days to go, the presidential election is suddenly looking a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. republican challenger mitt had ey did what he had to do in the first debate to turn his campaign around. have a look at our poll of cocommitted voters. voters who told us before the debate they had not made up their minds or could still change them. after watching the debate, 46% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 2%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, an
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
marathon. >>> cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington live along the embarcadero now and you got a heads up on the problem areas. >> reporter: the bay bridge, in fact, people are being urged to give themselves one to two hours to get to their events on time. fleet week airshows, america's cup races, 49ers and giants games, just a few of the events happening in san francisco this jam-packed weekend. >> we expect about one million people to come into the city to attend these events. and there's going to be severe impacts to traffic. >> reporter: almost nowhere is off limits. chp officer mike ferguson breaks down some of the problem areas drivers might face. a big one any approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. >> i think it's a safe bet it will be at least commute traffic heavy but it could be even worse than that. >> reporter: with traffic expected to go all the way back to the macarthur maze. the fremont and harrison street exits which lead to the embarcadero expected to add to the backup. also, the 280 and 101 interchange especially sunday before the 49ers game approaching candlestick. and
Oct 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> thank you. >>> so the focus of the very busy day now shifts to at&t park. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in the middle of the crowd ready to get the play- off series started. elissa. >>> reporter: crowds piling into at&t park with thousands expected. [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] >> we can see the crowds out there at at&t park getting ready for the giants play-off game. unfortunately, we lost elissa's microphone. we'll have her report to you shortly. >>> well, another part of this giant weekend puzzle the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in golden gate park. more than 800,000 people are expected to show up over the three days. this year's festival pays tribute to its late founder warren hellman who died last december. >>> clearly this is no ordinary weekend in san francisco. and that presents some unique challenges for police. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec takes us behind the scenes with the men and women in charge of crowd control. >> it's been a huge leadup to this. >> reporter: because along with the spectacle, celebration and excite
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
of people may have been exposed to the disease. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney continues tone joy a polling boost from his strong debate performance. the obama campaign reveals a new commercial today focusing on romney's pledge to cut funding for public broadcasting. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads are blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing s
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> it is still not clear how effective they are but one thing is certain: wherever those red light cameras go, a heated debate is sure to follow. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo joining us from oakland where there could soon be a lot more of those cameras on the streets. ann. >> reporter: yeah, allen, the oakland public safety committee is meeting in half hour to discuss whether or not to add more cameras throughout the city. and it's not really a clear-cut yes or no. >>> reporter: the last light before the freeway entrance is often the last place you want to stop. and the city of oakland knows that and has a red light camera on 27th and northgate, one of 13 cameras in 11 intersections, one that nabbed this driver. >> i was fixing myself and i was went through the light when i was going to san francisco. >> reporter: the city of oakland is considering more than doubling the number of cameras in this city to 30. carolyn sharpe used to drive a taxi here and is all for it. >> they need to put more up for the simple fact that not only do we have a l
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT >>> good morning. to our viewers in the west it is friday october 5th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning".." a dramatic drop in the nation's unemployment rate is felt from wall street to washington. >> as the president sharpens attacks on mitt romney the blame game over his debate performance continues. >>> and why gas prices are soaring to nearly $6 a gallon in some parts of the west. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this isn't a game changer, but it certainly is a small step forward. >> the unemployment rate falls to a near four-year low. >> 114,000 jobs created, a little bit better than expected. the surprise is the jobless rate fell to 7.8%. >> the same rate as january 2009 when president obama took office. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. >> for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> this whole campaign is
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning. to our viewers in the west, it is tuesday, october 2nd, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." getting down to business, preparing for tomorrow's debate. >>> new headache for american airlines, the faa is now investigating why rows of seats are coming loose. >>> the killing of a young mother puts the spotlight on the border patrol. and caroline kennedy talks about just released audiotapes of her father. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >>> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. i -- they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> starting with the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying f
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the first presidential debate is tonight and we'll talk with both campaigns and show you why republicans are suddenly agreeing with vice president biden. >>> american airlines claims it's finally figured out why seats are coming apart in mid flight. >>> and we'll meet the tv anchor who fought back on the air after a viewer criticized her weight. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm c
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
. an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll of adults in california shows that 48% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's forum in colorado focused mainly on the economy and other domestic issues. that debate took place at the university of denver, colorado being a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on ea
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT ] >>> good morning. it is friday, october 5, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama sharpens his attack on mitt romney while the blame game over performance continues. >> the new jobs report is out this morning. what will that do the campaign? >> and bad news for drivers today. why gas prices are soaring to nearly $6 a gallon in some parts of the country. >> but we begin this morning wi today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something completely wrong. >> for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> this whole campaign is about the 100%. >> you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> the only thing that could have salvaged president obama's performance if the body of bin laden fell from the ceiling on to the stage. >> the latest fallout for seat scare for american. >> we had a very unique situation. it's completely random. >> in j
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
know him? >> i knew him from the very beginning of my life at cbs, 1964. he was the executive producer of cbs evening news, the cronkite news, when i joined. shortly after he was fired, and was in a kind of limbo or siberia for a couple of years. i did a documentary for them in 1968. don was the nominal executive producer. so i have known him for a long time. when we came up with this idea of "60 minutes," he became a kind of willy loman. he put together a reel of all cbs reports using 10 or 15 minute segments, taking the best of each of them and putting together a reel he went shopping that around to every executive at cbs. he brought that to me, to others, trying to sell and get support for his idea of this thing he called "60 minutes." he had harry reasoner, the original host in, call this a pilot if you like. then he added mike wallace into the pilot. it was his relentless pursuit. they said, ok, we will do it. we will try. we will put you on at 6:00 on a sunday. so harry and i went on. later, harry left to go to abc and they brought me to be the other guy on "60 minutes." we were
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spending will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing llat they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. intt? >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for every american household. without action by congress, the report says, taxes will go up next year by 20%-- $536 billion over
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
as it develops. reporting live at oakland city hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >>> campaign 2012 the presidential candidates cramming for their first face- off. the outcome of tomorrow's debate this denver could help decide the election. but cbs 5 political reporter grace lee says neither side wants to set the bar too high. >> reporter: the first of the three presidential debates is considered by most pundits to be the most important because it really sets the tone. and for once, both the president and the republican nominee actually agree on something. they are both trying to lower expectations. the stage is being set at the university of denver. the focus for the presidential candidates tomorrow evening will be on domestic policies with a heavy emphasis on the economy. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both sides are off the campaign trail today preparing for the deb
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is toter than what we're paying shem. than wha captioning sponsored by cbs ptios is the "cbs evening news" s"ith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials titimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus. gas.llnesses have been reported cross nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat painpain and joint pain. those who received injections in ion knowinal columns are at risk for the brain and spinal infection known as meningitis. dr. jon lapook begins tonight with the state that has the largest number of cases. >> reporter: in tennessee, public health officials are searching to reach people injected with the contaminated vials. th whether each and every vial was contaminated is not known, but certainly now we have an increasing number of patients who are being reported as having ving fungal meningitis. >> reporter: dr. william schaffner has been trackin
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